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Kyle’s story: Enjoying new experiences

Kyle is a 9 year old who has attended junior sessions since his 8th birthday. Kyle has historically struggled with his confidence and social mixing with his peer groups.

He really struggled with his confidence and situations where he may need to speak out or complete tasks as a team. He easily feels pressure from other people watching him even if they are encouraging him this would still make him feel uncomfortable. Kyle would be the first to admit that in new or group situations he struggles because he is shy and quiet, he is more than happy for others to take a lead and he will follow.

Kyle has been encouraged to get involved but at a level he is comfortable with. He continues to get support from the staff to contribute to all the activities and projects we are working on. The staff give Kyle the space and time so that he doesn’t feel under pressure.

Kyle has shown great development recently as he has completed a social media campaigning video against the local proposed budget cuts, talking in front of a camera is something Kyle previously would have struggled to.

The Hive continue to help Kyle with his confidence around others, I am thankful that he has found somewhere that he can be himself and enjoy new experiences with others outside of his comfort circle of friends and school environment.